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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Global Education

Explore education in other parts of the world, and learn how U.S. students connect with students and ideas from beyond their own borders.

Innovative Education: A Look at Training Teachers in Kenya

Learn about Dignitas, a non-profit program that aims to empower communities in Kenya by offering training and resources to its educators in an effort to build on the strengths they already have.

Education Everywhere: School Success Stories from Abroad

Edutopia's video series Education Everywhere profiles innovative school systems all around the world. Here you'll find links to the videos and additional resources for learning about education systems in various countries.

Pen Pals in the 21st Century

While many consider the pen pal to be an analog-age artifact, this very human form of communication is alive and well in the classroom -- and relevant to curriculum.

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International iPad Collaboration: Sharing Best Practices Across Language Barriers

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns looks beyond national borders and language barriers as she connects with likeminded educators to expand her professional learning network and share her passion for ed tech.

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From Italy, with Love: An Argument for the Lyceum School Model

Guest blogger Margherita Rossi, a classical humanities teacher at the Lyceum school in Bologna, describes why Italy's secondary education model, based on Aristotle's educational principles, might work in the U.S.

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Young Global Leaders Put Innovative Ideas into Action

How are you preparing your students to become global leaders who can make good things happen locally?

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Do the Math . . . Right

Science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez reveals how math is taught in exactly the wrong way and - until we humanize the teaching of math - exactly how damaging this practice can be.

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Integrated Studies Research Review: Annotated Bibliography

Integrated Studies Research Table of Contents: Definition and Outcomes

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Integrated Studies Research Review: Evidence-Based Practices and Programs

Evidence points to seven key approaches to integrating curricula that have been shown to be effective.

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"School Time" in New Zealand

Traveling ed blogger Adam Provost checks in from New Zealand with a report on how rethinking the daily school schedule can make a world of difference.

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5 (Recent) Historical Events You Should Discuss with Your Students

Guest blogger Josh Work reminds us that history is alive and unfolding, and that some of our young students now require full explanations of major events that still loom large in our adult memories.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

Teaching your students about poverty and hunger can be a powerful experience for them. VideoAmy shares a series of videos that explore the issues encountered by four college students who lived on one dollar per day in Guatemala.

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21st-Century Learning Creates New Roles for Students -- and Parents

Blogger Suzie Boss introduces Edutopia's new free download, "A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning," and talks about new roles available to parents in their children's education.

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Project-Based Learning in an Elementary Science Classroom
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Journey North: Children Practice Real Science by Monitoring Monarchs

Journey North involves thousands of students in monitoring migration patterns of butterflies and other species.

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Three Ideas for 21st-Century Global Curriculum

Blogger Terry Heick asks what it means to globalize education and then describes what a global curriculum might look like and how it might work.

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Teacher Education in Finland: What are Finnish Teachers Made Of?

In conjunction with two colleagues, guest blogger Merja Paksuniemi, a professor at the University of Lapland, explains how Finland's high standards for teacher education became a significant factor in that country's highly-regarded educational system.

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Success Spoken Here: Preparing Citizens of the World
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Success Spoken Here: Preparing Citizens of the World

For more than 12 years, Seattle's John Stanford International School has been a model for international schools, immersing its elementary students in global awareness and achieving academically as well.

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